CSKA Moscow v Manchester City Preview

October 21, 2013 | By

£5 Free Bets Each and Every Week for New Customers Registering an Account UEFA Champions League action Wednesday Night comes from The Arena Khimki featuring CSKA Moscow versus Manchester City.

View our Betting Preview, Tips, Predictions and Match Odds for the game that can be seen exclusively Live on Sky Sports 2 High Definition, with a scheduled 17:00pm (BST) Kick Off Time.

CSKA Moscow v Manchester City Preview, Champions League, Wednesday 23rd October 2013

CSKA Moscow will know that anything but victory in this game could make it very difficult to progress any further in this competition and having won their previous game in the group at home 3-2 against Viktoria Plzeň. However, Leonid Slutski’s side are having a tough time of it on the domestic front in the Russian Premier League in which they have lost their last three games on the bounce and they would really need to be at their very best to get something from this game on wednesday evening.

Manchester City head into this game having had a very impressive 1-3 victory away against West Ham United in the English Premiership last weekend, Sergio Aguero scoring two of those goals and although Manuel Pellegrini’s side did come unstuck against Bayern Munich 1-3 at the Etihad Stadium in their previous group game, the players will still be confident of taking the right result back to Manchester in this one.

CSKA Moscow v Manchester City Team News

CSKA Moscow Team News:

Alesandrs Cauna is the only player missing for the hosts as he continues to recover from a hand injury, otherwise manager Leonid Slutski has a full squad to choose from. 4-2-3-1 will be the likely formation with Musa leading the attack up front with support in behind coming from Honda, Zuber and Tosic.

Striker, Ahmed Musa is the club current top goalscorer with 5.

Manchester City Team News:

No injuries or suspensions for Manuel Pellegrini to contend with so expect him to field his strongest side in a 4-4-2 formation which should see Aguero and Negredo leading the attack up front with support in midfield coming from Nasri, Silva and Yaya Toure.

Striker Sergio Aguero is the clubs current top goalscorer at the moment having scored 6.

CSKA Moscow v Manchester City Head to Head Statistics

Wednesday night’s game from the Arena Khimki will become the very first meeting between the two clubs, so we are unable to provide you with any head to head statistics unfortunately.

Previous Average Goals Per Game Statistics

7 goals have been scored in the previous 2 games that each club have played so far in this group, which provides us with an average goals per game statistic of 3.50 which suggests that this game should see at least a few goals come wednesday evening over in Russia.

CSKA Moscow v Manchester City Recent Form (Left to Right)

CSKA Moscow: D L W L L

Manchester City: W L L W W

Manchester City have a clear advantage on the recent form stats having won four of their previous five games played. CSKA Moscow have struggled in their last five matches played where they have managed just one victory and lost three.

CSKA Moscow v Manchester City Match Betting Odds Market.

CSKA Moscow have not been in the best of form this season either in this competition or on the domestic front and not many people will expect the hosts to win this game as their current best price of 4/1 with Betfred (£25 Free Bets for New Customers) clearly suggests.

The Draw would probably be the best result that CSKA Moscow can get from this game and at odds of 29/10 from BetVictor (£25 Free Bets for New Customers) this might tempt a few punters to get on as their cover bet.

Manchester City have a much stronger squad than their hosts and having been impressive winners last weekend in their Premiership match away against West Ham they certainly look the more likely to win this game on wednesday night so no real surprise to see the online bookmakers having the visitors priced up as the clear favourites at odds of 5/6 with Stan James (£10 Free Bets for New Customers) to win this one.

CSKA Moscow v Manchester City Match Predictions, Tips & First Goal Scorer Bets.

Matches played over in Russia at this time of year are always going to be tough for any side as the conditions are expected to be extremely cold on wednesday night, although even this doesn’t seem enough to enable CSKA Moscow to win this game as they really have been shocking this season both in their opening two games of this group and their domestic season.

Manchester City will be fully aware that a victory in this game, would put them at least 3pts clear of both CSKA Moscow and Viktora Plezen and with a home fixture against CSKA Moscow next week, a victory at the Etihad Stadium could be enough to secure their passage through to next round of this competition.

The goal stats suggest this game to see at least a few goals scored and with CSKA Moscow having conceded 3 times against Viktoria Plezen it does seem that many of those goals will come from players in the light blue shirts, so betting markets like Anytime Goalscorer, Asian Handicap and Win Both Halves could all offer up some additional value in this one.

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